Saturday, December 16, 2017

Yellow-eyed Junco (Junco phaeonotus) - 25Nov2015

Per Wiki:

"The yellow-eyed junco (Junco phaeonotus) is a species of junco, small American sparrows.
Its range is primarily in Mexico, extending into some of the mountains of the southern tips of the U.S. states of Arizona and New Mexico. Not generally migratory, but sometimes moves to nearby lower elevations during winter. The female species lays three to five pale gray or bluish-white eggs in an open nest of dried grass two to three times a year. Incubation takes 15 days, and when hatched, the chicks are ready the leave the nest two weeks later. This bird's diet consists mainly of seeds, berries and insects."

This photo was taken on Mt. Lemmon near Tucson.

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